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Cover photo for August 8, 2018 Eastern NC Nursery Field Day

August 8, 2018 Eastern NC Nursery Field Day

Registration is available now for the nursery grower field day at Castle Hayne on August 8: The field day will be located at the Horticultural Crops Research Station …

Cover photo for Pesticide Collection Day

Pesticide Collection Day

Do you have old pesticides that you want to dispose of? If so, bring them to the Wilson County …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

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What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

Crop Protectants for Controlling Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Greenhouses

This publication discusses using chemical plant protectants for disease control on greenhouse vegetables.

Winterizing the Herb Garden

If treated properly, many herb plants will survive in the garden for a number of …